Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace.89 For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.

CCC 125

In the sacrament of Baptism, a character, or mark, is placed on our soul allowing us to partake in the sacramental life of the Church. We are literally, marked for Christ. In the sacrament of Confirmation, we receive a second character that makes us sharers in Christ’s prophetic role as teacher and preacher. We are to then go out and preach the Gospel with our lives.

Confirmation Registration

Starting the 2020-21 school year, St. Henry will be transitioning to Confirming students in 7th grade. For this school year, all 7th and 8th grade students are invited to register for our Confirmation preparation program. For more information please contact Jen Sens at

Online Registration Forms:

If you prefer to complete paper copies of the registration forms, you can download, complete and return the following forms to the Parish office at:

St. Henry Parish c/o Confirmation
6696 Sprinboro Pike
Dayton, OH 45449

Other Resources for Confirmation

Confirmation: A Deepening of Our Christian Identity by Carol Luebering – Catholic

What difference does Confirmation make? by Joseph Martos – Youth Update

The History and Development of the Sacrament of Confirmation – Loyola Press

Video: Sacraments 101: Confirmation: Why We’re Confirmed – Busted Halo